Amazon Smart Search removal guide

Amazon Smart Search redirects your searches. It is classified as browser hijacker or rootkit virus. It adds addons and extension on Chorme, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Amazon Smart Search changes DNS setting and also it add default home page to Amazon Smart Search. Whenever user tries to look for Google, Bing or Yahoo Amazon Smart Search appears as their search engine. Amazon Smart Search also installs search toolbar in browser via plugin. Amazon Smart Search installs as plugin and does not bother to get user consent. Even user remove it via control panel, still Amazon Smart Search keep coming back and annoy users. It can also show unwanted pop-up ads and other ads. Amazon Smart Search frequently changes website to other unwanted sites. It also keeps track of shopping habits and your online activities which is scary part for your privacy. It can slow down your computer performance drastically. So we highly suggest you to remove Amazon Smart Search virus as soon as possible using this guide.


Amazon Smart Search removal guide:

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Step 1:Print out these instructions as you will need to shut down the computer in next step. Need help call us at: 800-518-8533

Step 2:Now power down the Amazon Smart Search infected computer and wait for 30 Seconds before you turn on.

Step 3:Now please turn ON the computer and immediately keep hitting F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU as shown below.
Windows F8 Key

Step 4:In the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU, go down to the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING using the arrow keys on the board. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. This will take your computer to Safe mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear changed. This is normal. No need to Panic as it is due to Amazon Smart Search.
Safe mode Option

Step 5:This, Amazon Smart Search, infection may change computer windows settings to use a proxy server that will not allow you to browse any pages on the Internet with Internet Explorer. We will first need to fix this as we will need to download malware removal utilities. They are safe and very reputed in Computer Industry. Now hold down the WINDOWS key and then press the R key.
Amazon Smart Search- Run command Prompt

Step 6:The RUN dialog box will appear. Type iexplore.exe In the RUN dialog and click OK button.
Run command Prompt

Step 7:You will see Internet Explorer. On the top navigation click TOOLS then under the sub-menu of TOOLS choose INTERNET OPTIONS as shown below.
IE Option

Step 8: Now find the CONNECTIONS tab within the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box and click on it. Then click the LAN SETTINGS button.
Amazon Smart Search- LAN settings

Step 9:If there is a check-mark in the box named “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, under the PROXY SERVER section, then unchecked the box. If there is not a check mark located in the box then you can skip this step and move on to next step.
proxy

Step 10:Now hit the OK button to close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK dialog box. Then press the OK button to close the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box.

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Step 11Now we must end all the processes that belong to Amazon Smart Search so that it does not interfere with your ability clear your computer. Inspector-[rnd char].exe and Protector-[rnd char].exe are the processed that needs to be stopped. To do this we need to download Rkill, developed by Bleepingcomputer to help stop the computer process of Amazon Smart Search. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box.
Run command Prompt

Step 12Now type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/rkill.com” and hit the OK button.
Rkill

Step 13:Save the Rkill.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. You will see a black MS DOS dialog box. Now it will kill all the processes of Amazon Smart Search. It will take several minute before a Notepad file containing log information on what Rkill found will open. You may review it and close notepad file.

Step 14:Now you are ready to removal all the infection related to Amazon Smart Search. For that you need to use Malwarebytes software. It is a very popular malware and spyware removal application. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box. Type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/mbam.exe” and hit the OK button.
Malwarebytes

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Step 15:Save the mbam.exe on your desktop. Double click the Malwarebytes icon and run mbam.exe. Now the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE dialog box will appear. Select your preferred language and hit press OK button.
Malwarebytes Language

Step 16:The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show blow screen Hit the NEXT button to continue.
Malwarebytes Wizard

Step 17:Now the LICENSE AGREEMENT screen will appear as shown. Accept the agreement and hit NEXT button.
Malwarebytes License Agreement

Step 18:Now the Information screen will appear. Click on next button and continue following the steps.
Amazon Smart Search- Malwarebytes Information

Step 19:SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear now. You can choose the location where Malwarebytes can be installed. We recommend choosing the default location as shown then click NEXT button.
Amazon Smart Search - Malwarebytes Install path

Step 20:Now the SELECT START MENU FOLDER screen will appear. Let the default as it is and click NEXT button.
removal guide for Amazon Smart Search- Malwarebytes Folder

Step 21:Now the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS screen will appear. If you want a Desktop Icon or Quick Launch icon then check appropriate boxes.
shortcut

Step 22:READY TO INSTALL screen will come next. Hit the INSTALL button to install Malwarebytes.
Amazon Smart Search - Ready to Install

Step 23:In this step let the UPDATE and LAUNCH checked as it is to update the application with latest malware definition to capture all the malwares then click FINISH button.
Updates

Step 24:Once update is done then Scanner screen will launch. Make sure to select PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected to clean up Amazon Smart Search infection. Click on SCAN button to start the scan.
full scan

Step 25:Now choose the local drives that you want to scan from the dialog box and click SCAN button.
Amazon Smart Search - drive

Step 26:Be patient as the scan will take several minutes before it cleans up Amazon Smart Search infection. Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK button to close the box then click SHOW RESULTS button.
drive selection

Step 27:From results dialog box choose REMOVE SELECTED button to remove all the infections found. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affected by Amazon Smart Search and add them to the quarantine.
Amazon Smart Search- quarantine

Step 28:Malwarebytes may require you to reboot the PC to complete the Amazon Smart Search (Removal Steps). After completions reboot your computer Malwarebytes will be launched, please follow the instructions on the screen and continue the removal process. Once everything is clean out a log will be open created by Malwarebytes. Please reviewed it and closed it. Now your computer should be free of Amazon Smart Search. Enjoy.
Amazon Smart Search- Complete

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Technical Details of Amazon Smart Search files :
You may need to delete following Amazon Smart Search files :

%Programdata%\[**Random**]
%commonappdata%\ Amazon Smart Search Virus\Amazon Smart Search\[rnd].exe
%commonappdata%\Amazon Smart Search\Amazon Smart Search Virus.ico
%commonappdata%\Amazon Smart Search\config.bin
%commonappdata%\Amazon Smart Search\ Amazon Smart Search Virus.bin
%commonappdata%\Amazon Smart Search Virus\Amazon Smart Search\vl.bin
%commondesktopdir%\Amazon Smart Search Virus.lnk
%commonprograms%\Amazon Smart Search Virus\Amazon Smart Search Virus.lnk
%commonprograms%\Amazon Smart Search Virus\Amazon Smart Search Virus Help and Support.lnk
%commonprograms%\Amazon Smart Search Virus\Amazon Smart Search Virus.lnk %Temp%\[**Random**]. bat
C:\windows\System32\drivers\[**Random**].sys
%appdata %\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[**Random**]
%LocalAppdata %\Amazon Smart Search\uninstall\Amazon Smart Search.lnk
%appdata %\[*Random*]\[*Random*].exe
%appdata %\[*Random*].exe
%ProgramFiles X86%\Amazon Smart Search
%appdata %\Local\[**Random**]

Also please check following registry file infected by Amazon Smart Search:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\[*Random*]
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[*Random*].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Appdata Low\Software\[**Random**]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[**Random**]
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[*Random*].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[*Random*].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\shell = “explorer.exe,%Appdata %\[**Random**].dat”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[*Random*].exe” /START “%Program Files%\[**Random**]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Appdata Low\Software\Amazon Smart Search\

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Amazon Smart Search removal guide and Safety Tips:

1. Run the Malwarebytes using these steps to remove Amazon Smart Search
2. Make sure your computer is up to date with windows updates.
3. Make sure Windows Firewall is enable.
4. Install reputable and commercial Amazon Smart Search removal guide .
5. Keep the Antivirus active and current
6. Call tech support help line: 1-800-518-8533 if you are unable remove this infection or have any question or concern.

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